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If something is unique, it is the only thing of its kind.
For emphasis, you can use words such as totally or absolutely in front of unique.
You can say that something is almost unique.
Some people use unique to mean 'unusual'. They say, for example, that something is very unique or rather unique.
These uses of unique are generally thought to be incorrect.
|Adj.||1.||unique - radically distinctive and without equal; "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"|
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
|2.||unique - (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality; "a species unique to Australia"|
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
|3.||unique - the single one of its kind; "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"|
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
|4.||unique - highly unusual or rare but not the single instance; "spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience"|
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
to be unique to sth/sb: it is a species unique to these islands → es una especie que se da únicamente en estas islas
the experience is unique to each individual → la experiencia es única (e irrepetible) en cada individuo
this behaviour is not unique to men → este comportamiento no se da únicamente en los hombres
Katy was a woman of unique talent → Katy était une femme au talent unique.